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Pictures: Brazilian carnival time in Barnstaple

Pupils and staff from Our Lady’s School take to the streets to celebrate the land of samba.

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Race for Life gives cancer a run for its money in Barnstaple. To order this photo and see many more, click on the Photo Orders icon on the homepage.

Pictures and video: Hundreds make it a Race for Life to remember

Hundreds of women take part in emotional Barnstaple cancer fun run.

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The 22 Squadron Seaking helicopter from RMB Chivenor.

VIDEO: Man rescued from Westward Ho! cliff after 40ft fall

Coastguard crews and Sea King helicopter scrambled to late night call to rescue 40-year-old man.

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Scenes from Combe Martin's Earl of Rone festivities, Monday, May 26, 2014.

Pictures and video: Combe Martin hunts the Earl of Rone

Processions take to the streets over the weekend to celebrate the village’s rather unique spring bank holiday tradition...

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The big shark is brought to the side of the boat. Pic: Graeme Pullen/bnps.

Jaws-dropping moment as angler hooks monster shark near North Devon coast

VIDEO: ‘You need a bigger boat’ as 450lb porbeagle caught by angling writer and photographer Graeme Pullen after an epic tussle.

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Bideford AFC Youth coach Pete North (centre) with BBC Spotlight's Jenny Walrond and Kriss Akabusi. PHOTO: Neil Blackburn

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Bideford coach Pete North scoops top prizes at Devon Sports Awards

Bideford AFC Youth coach’s contribution recognised with ‘community coach of the year’ and ‘outstanding contribution to sport’ awards

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Torridge District Council, licensees and police have joined forces to launch a voluntary ban on super-strength alcohol.

Video: Taking super-strength booze off the streets of Torridge

Off-licences support voluntary ban on strong larger, beer and cider.

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Andrew Cotton catching the monster wave in Portugal earlier this year.

North Devon surfer to attend Billabong XXL Awards

Andrew Cotton will be attending the ‘Oscars of Surfing’ after catching a potentially world-record breaking wave in Nazaré this year.

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The slipway was completely destroyed by the waves in February.

VIDEO: Repair funds agreed for Bucks Mills slipway

Torridge agrees to pledge £85,000 for repairs after storm damage, subject to further funding applications.

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The helicopter rescue in Barnstaple on Monday afternoon. Pic: Luke Honnoraty.

VIDEO: Sea King helicopter rescues man from River Taw in Barnstaple

Photos and video: Watch the dramatic rescue which took place in Barnstaple today (Monday).

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Bideford Cinema volunteers William Isaac and Martin Corfe with the 35mm film reel.

Video: Bideford Cinema hosts final 35mm screenings

A chance for film lovers to see the projection equipment working before it is replaced with its digital counterpart.

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A message from new feathered friends? The picture that has bamboozled staff at Exmoor Zoo.

Startling starling discovery at Exmoor Zoo

Many murmurations among Bratton Fleming attraction staff after peculiar photograph comes to light.

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Starlings at Exmoor Zoo. Picture: John Hammond.

Magnificent murmuration of starlings at Exmoor Zoo

Thousands of whirling visitors descend on the attraction each evening in stunning displays of flight.

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Stills from Storm Surge, by Matt Biggs

Video: Storm hit North Devon coast captured on film

Bideford film maker hopes film will be successful on film festival circuit this year.

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Residents of the Forches Estate were out in force to make their point

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Forches residents occupy pub in demolition protest

Angry locals come out to support calls to stop the Borough Arms being demolished as residents ‘squat’ in pub

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Four fire crews were called to the blaze, which took place at the building next to the Old Barn Inn in Bickington

BREAKING NEWS: Fire crews called to Bickington blaze

PHOTOS and VIDEO: Firefighters currently working to bring large fire next to the Old Barn Inn under control

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Severe gales have blown a light goods vehicle onto a car on the Torridge Bridge in Bideford. Picture by Graham Hobbs

Breaking news: Van blown onto car on Bideford bridge

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Police close bridge as severe gales hit North Devon.

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The beach hut on Saunton is demolished. Pic: Jane Taylor at Ocean Cottages

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Battered beach hut demolished on Saunton

The concrete hut was taken down after huge waves smashed the sea-ward facing wall this weekend.

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An amber weather warning is in place across North Devon today.

LIVE UPDATES: Stormy weather batters North Devon

Flood alerts and weather warnings issued for the next five days across North Devon with gale force winds and lashing rain.

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A screenshot from the video showing Andrew Cotton surfing the monster wave.

North Devon surfer Andrew Cotton rides another monster wave

The wave could be a potential world record breaker, and is being entered into the Billabong XXL Ride of the Year.

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The damage to the slipway at Bucks Mills. Pic: Hannah Mault.

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Waves smash hole in Bucks Mills slipway

Historic hamlet battered by waves as residents appeal for authorities to take immediate action to repair damage.

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Residents attempt to unblock the drains as huge waves crash into Hele. Pic: Hele Mill.

PHOTOS & VIDEO: High tides batter North Devon coastline

Another high tide has hit the region tonight causing road closures and power cuts.

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Do you recognise the man in these CCTV stills?

Photos and video: Police release CCTV after armed robbery in South Molton

Officers are looking to speak to a man in connection with the knifepoint robbery on Friday, January 17.

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The high tides caused part of the sea wall in Ilfracombe to be damaged. Pic: Andrew Pettey.

Photos and video: North Devon counts cost of storm surge

More high winds and huge waves hit the region causing damage to coastal towns and villages.

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A coastal surge flooded Marine Parade and caused a wall to collapse in Instow.

Photos and video: North Devon flooded by storm surge

Roads closed and areas completely flooded as huge waves and high tides hit the region alongside gale force winds.

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High tides caused flooding in Barnstaple Square earlier this morning.

Photos and Video: Barnstaple Square closed due to flooding

Marine Parade in Instow also closed at storm surge hits North Devon at high tide.

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This picture by local County Councillor Frank Biederman shows the flooding from the overflowing drain at Allenstyle Close, Fremington, on Wednesday night.

Video: Burst drain leaves Fremington estate ‘like a river’

Major flooding averted by a whisker at Allenstyle as drain overflows.

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A screenshot from the Christmas video made by the Coastguard.

Video: Coastguards create ‘Christmas Carol’ safety video

South West Coastguards were involved in making the safety video after attending 430 incidents over the festive period last year.

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Bideford Santa Fun Run 2013.

Pictures and video: Santas take to Bideford for fun run

All the action from the Santa Fun Run for the Children’s Hospice South West in Bideford today (Sun).

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An offshore wind farm is being proposed for the Bristol Channel, eight miles off the North Devon Coast This image shows the North Hoyle offshore wind farm, situated in Liverpool Bay in North East Wales.

Video: RWE confirms it is abandoning plans for Atlantic Array

Giant North Devon offshore wind farm shelved due to ‘technical challenges’.

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A still from the video showing Fiona Laign presenting Nick Harvey with the envelope at the parade on Sunday.

Video: Former wren hands Sir Nick Harvey expenses envelope at Remembrance Parade

UPDATED: Watch the moment Barnstaple woman Fiona Laing handed Sir Nick Harvey, MP for North Devon, £7.20 to ‘cover his expenses’.

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Barnstaple Children's Remembrance Service 2013 in Rock Park. Click on the myphotos24 link to order this picture and view others.

Photos and Video: Barnstaple schoolchildren honour town’s war dead

Youngsters pay their respects at special children’s remembrance service in Rock Park.

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'Brave'. Trude Mian at Knowle Garage.

Video: Pair found guilty of robbing Knowle Garage

Duo raided garage in Braunton armed with a knife and meat cleaver - before hero grandmother chased them away.

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Olly Murs with the mystery brunette filming on Saunton Sands. Pic: Andy Casey.

VIDEO: Olly Murs releases Hand on Heart video shot on Saunton

Pop star Olly Murs was spotted filming on Saunton in North Devon last month.

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The damage in Ilfracombe this morning (Sun). Pic: Andrew Pettey

Photos and video: Storm causes damage in Ilfracombe

High winds bring huge waves crashing over the harbour wall - send us your photos and videos.

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Surfers ride the storm surge at Lynmouth.

Storm surf’s up at Lynmouth

Board riders’ delight as conditions are right for an exhilarating surf session at Lynmouth seafront. Plus Ilfracombe Pier in the storm video.

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The flooding in Braunton in December last year. Pic: Tony Howells.

Video: Parishes told to prepare flood plans at seminar

Flooding seminar at Filleigh follows extensive flooding in North Devon in December last year.

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Surfer Andrew Cotton speaking to Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight on Wednesday.

Video: ‘Record breaking’ Croyde surfer appears on Newsnight

Croyde plumber Andrew Cotton is waiting to hear if he has officially surfed the largest wave in the world.

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Swimmers braved the River Taw for the North Devon Hospice.

Photos and video: Swimmers brave weather for Hospice

Dozens entered the water despite rain and choppy conditions yesterday (Sun) for the North Devon Hospice.

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Battler: Six-year-old George Palmer, pictured here with mum and dad Nicki and Gary, is making great strides since undergoing revolutionary surgery in America a year ago this week.

Video: George makes giant leaps with first steps

Braunton youngster records heartfelt video message to US surgeon.

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Site manager John Johnson of Sanderson Ltd and Alan Clark from Notts Contractors getting started on the ground works at the new Ilfracimbe Wetherspoon site.

Pictures & video: Ilfracombe Wetherspoon work under way

Machines move in to level the ground before concrete pilings and a steel building frame go up in the coming weeks.

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Protesters gathered in Westward Ho! to oppose plans for a new Tesco Express store in the village.

Photos and video: Hundreds protest against Westward Ho! Tesco plans

‘No to Tesco’ was still the firm message from hundreds of Westward Ho residents and business owners as they met with representatives from the store.

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Students cut the reb ribbon at the Liberty Centre. L-R: John Kinnear, Harry Featherstone, Mathew Newing, Ashley Chivers, Charlotte Raymont and Joshua Cudmore.

Photos and video: £4 million refurbishment unveiled at Petroc

Spacious classrooms, new courses in animal managment and the Liberty Centre to helped those with learning disabilities.

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Bideford Carnival Royalty: Evie Taylor, Jasmine Short, Devon Butterworth, Emily Glover and Erin Parker.

Photos and video: Bideford celebrates annual carnival

Dozens of colourful floats and walking entries paraded around the town on Saturday evening.

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Woolacombe beach, Devon turned into a battlefield at the weekend when American GI re-enactors carried out a mock D-Day assault on the beach. The 2 day event marked the 70th anniversary of the US Army Assault Training Centre. Picture: Guy Harrop, visit

Pictures and video: Wartime troops storm the beach at Woolacombe

North Devon marks the 70th anniversary of American GIs training in the region during the build up to D-Day.

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Route 39 Academy principal Joss Glossop outside the newly refurbished former Clovelly Primary School building, which will serve as the secondary school while new premises are constructed.

A sneak preview of the Route 39 Academy

Pictures and video: Parents, new students and visitors get a look inside the temporary home of North Devon’s newest secondary school.

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Appledore RNLI volunteers launch to a yacht with engine failure. Credit: RNLI

Video: Lifeboat braves huge waves to reach stricken yacht

Appledore crew’s 14-hour rescue off Hartland Point.

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This man was filmed walking down Meddon Street stark naked.

Video: Naked man walks down street in Bideford

Watch the full video of the man in Meddon Street here - warning: contains nudity.

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Falcons are looking for new cheerleaders

VIDEO: Falcons looking for new cheerleaders

Barnstaple-based club on the lookout for newcomers -see them in action here

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Newton Faulkner with Solo Music owner Maggie Garrett (left) and manager Scott Linn

PHOTOS & VIDEO: Musician Faulkner a big hit with Barnstaple fans

Newton Faulkner gives an intimate set and meets his fans in Solo Music

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RNLI lifeguard James Bunney prepares to launch his board to rescue three people at Croyde beach on Monday. Picture: RNLI.

Video: Croyde lifeguards rescue 15 from rip

The RNLI battles rip currents through the weekend as more than 20 people are helped to safety on Sunday and Monday.

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Merlin Cadogan with some of the gold he has discovered metal detecting in North Devon and abroad.

Photos and Video: Treasure hunter Merlin goes for TV gold

The escapologist has discovered all sorts on North Devon’s beaches from gold rings to live ammunition, and is now hoping to run a television show on metal detecting.

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The Minis make their way through Combe Martin on Monday afternoon. To order this picture, click on the Reader Photos link on our home page.

Pictures and video: Mini merriment returns to North Devon

The Legendary Grand Tour was back in the region at the weekend as the little cars raised more money for Children’s Hospice South West.

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Watery mayhem from Sunday's Combe Martin Carnival raft race. Pictured are junior winners The Brine Slicers returning to shore.

Pictures and video special: A flying start for Combe Martin Carnival

Grand opening, raft racing and much more to come as Carnival Week 2013 moves into high gear.

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Appledore Carnival 2013.

Photos and Video: Thousands flock to Appledore Carnival

Photos and video from the big event in Appledore on Sunday.

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Torrington residents protest against a pilot scheme to close the inpatient ward at Torrington Hospital.

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Protesters rally against Torrington Hospital bed closures

Hundreds of people marched through the town with placards and banners protesting against the pilot scheme set to launch on September 1.

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Hospital radiology staff pose for a picture after their Harlem Shake session to raise money for the Chemo Appeal.

Hospital Harlem Shake for Chemo Appeal

YouTube craze comes to North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

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This stunning picture was taken by Paul Rogers aboard the Ilfracombe Princess during 'Sunset Cruise' organised by Tim Cox.

Videos and pictures: Dolphin magic in North Devon

Playful mammals in the waters off Combe Martin are a hit with locals and tourist.

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